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Wizard of Oz

Event: Wizard of Oz
Start Time: Thursday, 21 January 2010 at 19:30
End Time: Saturday, 30 January 2010 at 22:30
Location: St Martin’s Church Hall, 195 East Windsor Road, North Vancouver

It’s panto time again so please come out and have a laugh at my expense!!!!!!!!
Total of 8 performances – Thurs Jan 21st and Fri Jan 22nd at 7:30pm; Sat Jan 23rd at 2pm and again at 7:30pm and again the following week Thurs Jan 28th and Fri Jan 29th at 7:30pm and Sat Jan 30th at 2pm and 7:30pm.
Phone Cathy on 604 767 0665 604 767 0665 for tickets and check out for more info!!!!!!!!!!!

Irish house job fair

Vancouver 2010 Official Irish House
is holding a Job Fair on Jan 9th

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Irish House
We’re hiring full time and part time staff to work at the Official Irish Pavilion during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. You must be available for shifts from Feb. 6th – 28th. This will be a fast paced, fun environment for all the Irish at heart. We’re hiring for the following positions for both day and night shifts:
Beverage Ticket Sellers
VIP Servers
FOH Prep
Coat Check
Volunteer Positions Also Available

If you, or someone you know, want to be a part of the most fun Pavilion of the Olympics, please come to The Cellar, located at 1006 Granville St. on Saturday, January 9th between 11:00am and 4:00pm. Please bring your resume and ID with along with your SIN# or work permit as hiring will be done on the spot

Irish House

Hello everyone,

The Olympic Games is just around the corner, The Official Irish Pavilion is holding a Job Fair on Jan 9th for paid positions and volunteers please read details below. The Official Irish Pavilion will be located in the parking lot on the Corner of Granville, Nelson and Seymour, next to Doolins Irish Pub.

Please email this notice to family or friends who might enjoy volunteering or working at Irish house. Check IHSC website for more details.
Regards George
604-270-2881 604-270-2881

Photos from Cranbrook BC. Dec 19th 2009

Hi All,
Please find attached a link to photos taken at St. Mary’s Church and the Old Catholic Cemetery in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada on December 19, 2009 in remembrance of one of the Founders of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, Joseph Patrick Ryan.

You have full permission to use these photos to advertise the event as you see fit.

*This link will only remain active for 7 days only, so please download the photos as soon as possible.

Liam Gibbons RIP

Liam Gibbons, former football player and generous sponsor of the ISSC has sadly passed away and will be dearly missed by the Irish community in the Vancouver area.

His Funeral detail are as follows:

Gibbons, Liam Francis- born December 1, 1964 passed away all too soon and suddenly on December 4, 2009. Predeceased by his father Tommy; he is survived by his loving wife, Germaine; his beloved mother Agnes; siblings Theresa (Jim), Tom (Tracy) and Kieron (Danielle); nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Liam was a fun-loving man that was bigger that life itself. He will forever be remembered and cherished for his infectious laugh and love of all mankind. Funeral Services will be held at St. Joseph Parish 1612 E.12 18th Ave. in Vancouver. Prayers will be held on Tuesday December 15, 2009 at 7:00pm with Mass being celebrated on Wednesday December 16 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Liam may be made to BC Cancer Foundation. Please visit the family’s on-line memorial register to leave a fond memory or message of condolence at

May he rest in peace.

Vancouver Ladies Harps Information and 2009 Recap

The Vancouver ladies Gaelic football team is a group of approximately 45 ladies in the Vancouver and Greater Vancouver area.  Our team has grown quite substantially over the last two years, evident by the fact we were able to enter two teams into the tournament portion of the Vancouver Tournament/WCD Championship weekend in 2009.  Our ladies club consists of ladies from all over the world, including Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland and ladies of all ages.  The last year has seen a few great players arrive and leave, but we have a strong base of returning players which has expanded greatly during 2009 and hopefully will continue through 2010.  2009 also marks the arrival of Ronan Matthews joining the team as coach, who effectively coached us to another successful year.

Continue reading…click here.

Founder Joseph P. Ryan – December 19, 2009 11:00 a.m. Mass and Wreath Laying Ceremony in Cranbrook, BC.

To celebrate the establishment of the Association in Thurles, Co. Tipperary on 1st of November 1884, as one of the last events in celebrating 125 years of the GAA, Chairman Brian Farmer and the Canadian County Board is inviting members and friends of our Association to gather and remember GAA Founder Joseph P. Ryan on Saturday December 19, 2009 at a 11:00 a.m. mass in St. Mary’s Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia with a wreath laying ceremony to follow at Ryan’s grave.

The mass celebrant will be Father Harry Clarke (Mayo) who will be traveling in from Castlegar, BC.

GAA members who are able to arrive on Friday anytime after 3 p.m. on December 18, 2009 will be provided complimentary accommodation at the Sandman Hotel and a complimentary lunch to follow the remembrance ceremonies on the Saturday.

Please contact me with any questions you may have at 604 929 1466 or by e-mail at All out efforts to have Western Canadian Clubs well-represented at this historic event will be greatly appreciated at such short notice.

John O’Flynn
Rúnaí – Canadian County Board

Hurling helmets


From January 1st 2010 the wearing of helmets with faceguards will be compulsory for all matches. For more information please see link below:

If you are planning to play hurling in vancouver in 2010 and are travelling from Ireland, the club would appreciate if people would bring their own helmets. Hockey helmets are readily available in sports stores , but these have been found to be quite uncomfortable and heavy in the hot summers.


The Hurling Committee